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AHL Morning Skate: 5.22.17

Take a game-day spin around the AHL ice with latest news and notes from the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs in today’s AHL Morning Skate.

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Game 3 – Wednesday, 7:00 ET, AHL Live
(Series tied, 1-1)

Providence tied up the Eastern Conference Finals at one game apiece with a 2-1 win over Syracuse last night (recap)… Jordan Szwarz scored both Bruins goals, including the winner 8:28 into overtime… Providence had lost its previous eight playoff OT games, dating back to 2015… Game 3 is Wednesday night in Syracuse.

Eastern Conference Finals – Series “M” (best-of-7)
A4-Providence Bruins vs. N1-Syracuse Crunch
Game 1 – Fri., May 19 – Syracuse 6, PROVIDENCE 3 | Recap
Game 2 – Sun., May 21 – PROVIDENCE 2, Syracuse 1 (OT) | Recap
Game 3 – Wed., May 24 – Providence at Syracuse, 7:00
Game 4 – Fri., May 26 – Providence at Syracuse, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sat., May 27 – Providence at Syracuse, 7:00
*Game 6 – Tue., May 30 – Syracuse at Providence, 7:05
*Game 7 – Wed., May 31 – Syracuse at Providence, 7:05
*if necessary… All times Eastern



Game 3 – Wednesday, 7:00 ET, AHL Live
(Series tied, 1-1)
 

San Jose scored three power-play goals and evened the Western Conference Finals with a 4-2 win over Grand Rapids in Game 2 last night (recap)… With another goal and an assist in Game 2, Barracuda forward Ryan Carpenter continues to lead the AHL in postseason scoring (8-8-16)… The series moves to Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids for the next three games beginning Wednesday night.

Western Conference Finals – Series “N” (best-of-7)
P1-San Jose Barracuda vs. C2-Grand Rapids Griffins
Game 1 – Sat., May 20 – Grand Rapids 3, SAN JOSE 1 | Recap
Game 2 – Sun., May 21 – SAN JOSE 4, Grand Rapids 2 | Recap
Game 3 – Wed., May 24 – San Jose at Grand Rapids, 7:00
Game 4 – Fri., May 26 – San Jose at Grand Rapids, 7:00
Game 5 – Sat., May 27 – San Jose at Grand Rapids, 7:00
*Game 6 – Tue., May 30 – Grand Rapids at San Jose, 10:00
*Game 7 – Wed., May 31 – Grand Rapids at San Jose, 10:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


Working Overtime
There have been 17 overtime games played in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs so far:

May 21 – PROVIDENCE 2, Syracuse 1 (Jordan Szwarz, 8:28)
May 14 – Hershey 3, PROVIDENCE 2 (Madison Bowey, 1:58)
May 11 – Hershey 2, PROVIDENCE 1 (Chris Bourque, 7:14)
May 10 – San Jose 4, SAN DIEGO 3 (Timo Meier, 17:40)
May 7 – HERSHEY 3, Providence 2 (Travis Boyd, 5:44)
May 5 – San Diego 3, SAN JOSE 2 (Kevin Roy, 0:38)
*May 2 – SAN JOSE 2, Stockton 1 (Ryan Carpenter, 8:52)
*Apr. 28 – TORONTO 2, Albany 1 (Justin Holl, 46:43)
*Apr. 28 – SYRACUSE 2, St. John’s 1 (Gabriel Dumont, 2:18)
*Apr. 26 – Grand Rapids 3, MILWAUKEE 2 (Kyle Criscuolo, 10:03)
Apr. 26 – TORONTO 3, Albany 2 (Colin Greening, 0:45)
Apr. 26 – Lehigh Valley 2, HERSHEY 1 (Chris Conner, 1:49)
Apr. 23 – Charlotte 4, CHICAGO 3 (Connor Brickley, 9:28)
Apr. 23 – W-B/Scranton 6, PROVIDENCE 5 (Derrick Pouliot, 7:49)
Apr. 22 – Syracuse 4, ST. JOHN’S 3 (Tye McGinn, 30:37)
Apr. 21 – GRAND RAPIDS 4, Milwaukee 3 (Tomas Nosek, 9:32)
Apr. 21 – Hershey 1, LEHIGH VALLEY 0 (Nathan Walker, 7:38)
*clinched series


Alumni Watch
In the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs yesterday, Bryan Rust recorded a goal and an assist, Carter Rowney notched three assists and Matt Murray made 25 saves as Pittsburgh shut out Ottawa, 7-0, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals… Rust, Rowney and Murray were among nine former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Pittsburgh’s lineup.

In the 2017 IIHF World Championships yesterday, former Toronto Marlies standout William Nylander earned tournament MVP honors following Sweden’s 2-1 shootout win over Canada in the gold-medal match… Captain Joel Lundqvist, a 2007 AHL All-Star, became the second player to win three World Championship gold medals for Sweden… Andrei Vasilevskiy made 26 saves for his seventh victory of the tournament as Russia captured the bronze medal with a 5-3 win over Finland.


On This Date
May 22, 2012 
– Dustin Tokarski makes 29 saves for his second consecutive shutout as Norfolk finishes a four-game sweep of St. John’s and moves on to the Calder Cup Finals.

May 22, 2002 – Raffi Torres breaks a scoreless tie with 1:27 left in regulation and Rick DiPietro posts the fifth Game 7 shutout in AHL history as Bridgeport advances to the Calder Cup Finals with a 3-0 win over Hamilton.


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